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Learning Advanced Ambient/Experimental Sound Design

im an electronic music producer.I make music about 2 years, its mostly minimal techno and electronica type stuff.Recently im start to listening more and more experimental/ambient music.It seems like ...
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Software for vocal pitch training that supports notes and realtime visual feedback

Many of the modern music programs support the functionality where one can see and correct his music pitch mistakes. For example, Auto-Tune. I didn't try it and don't know whether it has the ...
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Relevance of digital recording and mixing techniques to analogue equipment

I'd like to begin learning about sound engineering, and am considering going to college for it this year, but I could do with some advice first. It's analogue music production I want to work in, but I ...
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Maximum sound pressure

Can someone explain this please? The dynamic range that can be represented by a 32-bit (floating point) file is 1528 dB. Since the greatest difference in sound pressure on Earth can be about 210 dB, ...
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How and where should I start learning about sound design?

I am a junior in high school am being pressured to go to college to get a "real" career. I'm really just interested in sound design though. A lot of people tell me to stay from big name sound design ...
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I want to learn how to make electronic music. Where do I start?

First of all, I hope this is the right place to ask this question. My desire is to make electronic music; what I have in mind is something between glitch, IDM and ambient. In the last 1-2 years I'...
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converting guitar to midi to use with learning software

I found a lot of music learning software like this which can accept midi input. Thing is I'm trying to learn guitar (and I don't want to buy a midi guitar). Is there software that can do something ...
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Best free online Pro Tools beginner tutorials

I've started a one month trial of Pro Tools. As well as playing with it and learning, i'd also like to follow an online tutorial to help expand my knowledge and pick-up on what I'm missing. Can ...
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Are there any online courses/resources to help you start making Electronic Music with a PC/Mac? [closed]

So, I know nothing about music and would like to accelerate my learning. Are there any online courses/resources to help you go from zero to Electronic Music guru? Paid or free.
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Is it recommended to record a whole album with an iPad only?

With more and more stories of people making music with their tablets (e.g. Gorillaz's "The Fall" album -> The entire album was recorded on group co-founder Damon Albarn's iPad), I'm wondering, can I ...
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Teaching dexterity in Pro Tools

If you were teaching someone how to use Pro Tools who is brand new to the program, what are some drills or tasks you would have them do to teach them how to be dextrous around the program? I'm pretty ...
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Music Composition

I started with music about 4 years ago and then took it more seriously. I started to learn music theory, I play guitar and started reading some books about sound synthesis, different tutorials, etc. ...
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Good references for learning Mixing?

I am learning how to mix and there is a lot to it. What are some good online references or places I can learn how to mix? When I say learning how to mix, I don't mean so much the beginning technical ...
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Game Audio Mixing: Implementing/testing audio in builds?

Apart from regular tools (DAW, audio editor etc...), it is a common thing for a sound designer-composer to learn/use programming tools (like Unity or FMOD) to be able to implement-test audio myself ...
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The issue of Mentorship for entering the industry for the 1st time

Hi, I have a question about mentorship which I am sure will have a variety of answers based on the fact that many of us are from different cultures, different parts of the world which means that the ...
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Student/Beginner Summer Projects

Summer is coming up and I need some projects! I've taken the only 'sound design' and 'computer tech music' courses at my university, so unless I decide to pursue a specialty school after I finish my ...
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Grabbing hold of one's career arc

After more than 11 years of doing this all day every day I've learned just how broad and deep the field of audio truly is. The more I do this the more I realize how much I still have yet to learn. ...
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Discounting the simple things…

As i'm sitting here fussing with a sfx for what will be a .5 second timed effect, I have settled around a convolved quick little bandpass filter sweep (theeuuuu). I also wondered why i didn't just try ...
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Learning to hear phase problems

Does anyone know of a good exercise to learn to identify what phase cancellation sounds like in the field? Is there a spectrum to this problem, or is it kind of binary? I don't think I've ever really ...
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LA Sound Group June '12

For all you LA SSD'ers (or those visiting town), the LA Sound Group is having a meeting on Thursday 6/28 with guest speaker Ann Scibelli. You may recognize her from her appearances on designingsound....
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The dreaded skill plateau…

Recently I have found myself in somewhat of a plateau in reguards to my sound design abilities. It seems I have hit a little wall with creative implementation, propelling story, and believability in ...
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Microsound/Fourier/Granular Synthesis

Hi all, So, I've been watching this lecture on microsound given by Barry Truax. [vimeo]7122776[/vimeo] I'm inruiged, enthralled, fascinated, and pretty much every kind of -ed by it. I understand ...
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An Education in Storytelling

As I will be learning mixing every day from here on out, and quite possibly won't ever stop learning, I have a question regarding Sound Design and Mixing: Time and again, in most of the interviews ...
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Does anybody know much about product sound design?

Hey Everyone... Just thought I'd ask that, as it is a field that doesn't seem to be discussed much. (at least on the net) At the moment I'm (very slowly) doing an engineering degree through the OU ...